July 2012

  • Dr. Jennifer Lawrie succesfully defends her thesis "In situ DNA synthesis in Porous Silicon for Biosensing Applications"

June 2012

  • Kyle joins the group for his first rotation in Material Science program

May 2012

  • Shweta wins 2012 AVS Clever T-Shirt Contest!!!
  • Dr. Weiss has been accepted into the 2012-2013 class of the highly exclusive Defense Science Study Group. Article link
  • Petr gives a talk titled "Fiber-to-chip coupler based on transformation optics at CLEO:QELS 2012 in San Jose, CA

March 2012

  • Jeremy and Judson both get the talk of the day awards at PSST in Malaga, Spain

January 2012

  • Shuren joins the group

November 2011

  • Jenifer gives a talk titled "Functionalization of Mesoporous Silicon Biosensors to Achieve Tunable DNA Bioreceptor Density" at AVS 58th Annual International Symposium and Exhibition in Nashville TN

October 2011

  • Jeremy presents a poster on "Molecular Diffusion Dynamics from Mesoporous Silicon Films by Real-Time Optical Interferometry" at BMES Fall meeting

September 2011

  • Yiliang joins the group

June 2011

  • Congratulations to Dr. Chris Kang with successful thesis defense and a job position with Intel
  • Gilbert, Dylan, and Nishant join the group

May 2011

  • Judson's DIPS paper gets the cover of Nanoletters!!!
  • Yang leaves for his 6 month internship with Xerox

January 2011

  • Josh joins the group

September 2010

  • Dr. Weiss attends the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • Dr. Jeremy Mares joins the group as a postdoc, from UCF College of Optics

July 2010

  • Petr joins the group

June 2010

  • Dr. Weiss attends the German-American Frontiers of Science Symposium
  • Shweta, Matt, and Tyler (VUSRP) join the group
  • Judson receives the NSF GFRP Fellowship

May 2010

  • Chris and Judson present talks at CLEO/QELS 2010 in San Jose, CA
  • Farah graduates receives her BS degree

April 2010

  • Parker receives the Goldwater Scholarship

March 2010

  • Jon successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations!
  • Judson, Jenifer and Prof. Weiss present at PSST 2010 in Valencia, Spain

January 2010

  • Dr. Weiss receives the PECASE award at the White House in Washington, D.C. Please see the photos page to view pictures of the award ceremony.
  • Judson, Yang and Prof. Weiss present at SPIE Photonics West
  • Parker and Hanis join the group

July 2009

  • Prof. Weiss was a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)! Congratulations! Official Announcement, VU News Article

    Excerpt: "President Obama today named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and engineers will receive their awards in the Fall at a White House ceremony.

    The Presidential Early Career Awards embody the high priority the Administration places on producing outstanding scientists and engineers to advance the nation's goals and contribute to all sectors of the economy. Nine Federal departments and agencies join together annually to nominate the most meritorious young scientists and engineers--researchers whose early accomplishments show the greatest promise for strengthening America's leadership in science and technology and contributing to the awarding agencies' missions."

August 2009

  • Chris Phare joins the group

June 2009

  • Girija, Farah (VUSRP) and Troy (NSF REU) join the group

May 2009

  • Lutalo and Amelia receive their BS degrees

January 2009

  • Jenifer, Xing, and Prof. Weiss present at SPIE Photonics West
  • Lutalo and Amelia join the group for Independent Study

December 2008

  • Jon and Prof. Weiss present at MRS

November 2008

  • Prof. Weiss presents at IEEE LEOS

September 2008

  • Brooke and Ryan join the group

August 2008

  • Guoguang successfully defends his thesis. Congratulations! (photos)
  • Chris and Jenifer pass their prelim exams
  • Chris presents at SPIE Optics+Photonics
  • Ran graduates with MS in Electrical Engineering

July 2008

  • Journal of Applied Physics paper published on birefringent effects of porous silicon multilayer structures (link)

June 2008

  • Judson, Yang, Dayana, and Aminah join the group

May 2008

  • Judson graduates with BS in Electrical Engineering and Physics (and will stay with the group for his PhD)

April 2008

  • Prof. Weiss awarded NSF CAREER
  • Xing passes her prelim exam.

January 2008

  • Guoguang publishes Biosensors and Bioelectronics paper on detection of DNA hybridization in porous silicon waveguide (link)
  • Jon publishes Journal of Materials Chemistry paper on encapsulated ultra-small CdSe nanocrystals for white-light emission (link)